Sunday … truly a day of healing. Especially during praise and worship … That’s when the Holy Spirit decides to show up and join us. That moment when individually or corporately we are truly exalting His name; when we truly recognize His presence within us. We call this the manifest presence of God … that moment when God shows up and the Spirit is truly upon you.
That presence upon me gives me a sense of healing of health … I recognize it as something I should feel all day everyday … that feeling of complete wholeness of health … Spirit mind and body. And then I think, deeply and viscerally thankful … Who am I? This overweight, can’t control my stress eating woman; who knows the clinical reasons for doing the right thing by my health but cannot seem, these days, to get a grip on it. Who am I that the God of the Universe should be mindful of me or care for me?
Then I remember that the Creator of the Universe is My Father and He loves me! =) And then … I feel that sense of wholeness again. I am learning how to retain that … maybe I just need to remember that He loves me and praise Him in that continually.
I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
your handmade sky-jewelry,
Moon and stars mounted in their settings.
Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,
Why do you bother with us?
Why take a second look our way?
Yet we’ve so narrowly missed being gods,
bright with Eden’s dawn light.
You put us in charge of your handcrafted world,
repeated to us your Genesis-charge,
Made us lords ….
Psalm 8: 3-8
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
4 What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
For You have made him a little lower than the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.
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